Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Leah four points up on Red Wings Tueidoy, March 31, 1972 THE 1EIHBRIDGE HERALD 3 McLellan wants back for stretch drive By TI1E CANADIAN PRESS John McLellan, recovering from an ulcer condition for Ihe JasL four weeks, hopes U> rejoin Torotno Maple Uafs behind tlie bench Friday as the Leafs enter the stretch drive for a Na- tional Hockey League playoff berth. McLellan underwent further tests Monday for what he has called "a big-league ulcer" and said ho will learn the results today. "However, I'm feeling niucli be said Monday night. "I don't think I'll be back to work Wednesday night (against Montreal Canadians) but I could be back Friday in Vancouver." McLellan, in his third season as coacli of the Leafs, went into hospital Feb. 23 following To- ronto's 5-4 loss to the Hcd Wings in Detroit, lie spent four days in hospital before going to Florida for a week's rest. During bis absence, his spot IxJiind the bench was handled by club vice-president King Clancy who led the Leafs to six victories and two tics while los- ing two games. During that period, ttie Loafs For retarded children Former champs gather PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eleven former world boxing champions donated their serv- ices Monday night on behalf ot the Philadlephia Associa- lon of Retarded Children in a scries of memorable exhibi- tion bouts. Each bout. lasted three one- minute rounds. Eight former champs fought in the ring, others officiated. The feature attraction was between two former feather- weight champs, Willie 1'ep and Sandy Saddler, who re-en- acted their four title fights in a crisp exhibition of master boxing. Both appeared in good shape and both displayed all of their old familiar moves. Another well-received bnut pitted former light heavy- weight champion Harold ,1 o 1] n s o n against ex-heavy- weight contender Danny Buc- ceroni. This was perhaps the closest tiling to a real fight among the exhibitions as both fighters were serious all the way and landed hard blows to Hie head and body. The most entertaining scrap was between former middle- weight champs Rocky Gra- liano and Jake LaMotta, both now actors. Botli fighters, life-long friends who never ac- tually fought in the ring, dis- played some of their old punching prowess, mostly in Jest. There were two rematches of famous TV fights. The first was between ex-welterweight contenders Chuck Davcy, n southpav.' who was the darling of the TV fight fans of the early '50s. Ho met Chico Vcjar, an opponent who Davey beat twice in the ring. Officiating was ex-light champ Billy Conn, who once almost beat Joe Louis. Another rematch of a fa- mous TV fight was between ex-middleweight champ Joey Memorial Cup sudden-death OTTAWA (CP) A sudden death game for the Memoria Cup, Junior hockey's top prize will be ployed here Sunday May 14, Ihe Canadian Amateu Hockey Association announce 9 A Boys champs Catholic Central Cougars won the Alberta "A" Boys' basketball championship over (he weekend in Edmonton. It was erroneously report- ed, due to a typographical error, that the Cougars had wtm the "B" lido. To coach Dean Dahl and his team, congratulations. It ivas not intended to slight the achievements of the Coug- ars. The Herald apologizes for any Inconveniences the story in Monday's paper may have caused the Catholic Central Cougars and coach Dahl. 'E'S 5IGKT. YKIOW. IS A CRJH- IN Unique feat facing Big MONTREAL CCP) Left] vinger Frank Mahovlich is rithin four points of a unique eat in the National Hockey jeague. The four points would tie the lub record of 96 set for Mont- eal Canadiens by Dickie Moore during the 1958-59 schedule. Should Mahovlich garner at east four more points in the six games the Canadiens have left n the regular-season schedule, lis name will be listed as holder ir co-holder of individual season records for three NHL teams. He set the goal record of 48 or the Maple Leafs while with he Toronto club in 1960-01, and ied the Detroit record of 45 joals in 1968-69, a mark oriei- nally set by Red Wings great Gordie Howe in 1952-53. In the second half of the sea- on, Mahovlich has been the .hird-highest point-getter in the eague. Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins is the second-half leader with 57 points, followed by team-mate Bobby Orr wilh 52. Mahovlich has picked up 47 3oints in his 32 lames, three more than team-mate Yvan Cournoyer and five more than Bobby Clarke of Philadelphia Flyers, who has already broken that team's records for goals, assists and points. Cournoyer is the second-hot- test goat scorer in the second half with 24, four fewer than Es- posilo. Esposito appears to have the scoring title all but wrapped up with his 127 points, including the second-highest g o a I -t o t a 1 in NHL history, 62, 14 fewer than he scored last season. Orr is second with 112 points, while Jean Ratelle, injurec centre wilh New York Rangers is Ihird with 109. Ratelle is followed by his lino- mates, Vic Hadfield with 89 and Rod Gilbert with 95. Mahovlich, who has earnec points in 16 of his last 19 games goals and 21 assists for 35 sixth with 92 points With six games left and 51 as sists so far, Mahovlich also has a chance of tying or breaking the Montreal record of 58 as sists, set by now-retired Jean Belivcau in 19GO-61. Chicago Black Hnwks goal tending trio of Tony Esposito Gary Smith and Gerry JJesjar dins appear to have a firm gri] on the top go.iltending the Vezina Trophy. The Chicago combined goals- gainst average of 2.12 is com- ortably ahead of runners-up Gilles Villemure arid Ed Gia- omin of New York at 2.36. Esposiro, B Orr, B Ratelle, NY Hadtield HY Gllbcrl, 'NY F. Mahovlich, M R.Hull, C Cournoyer, M BucvK, B StanHeld, B A PI J5L _. __________ i-> Coshman, Hextall on Campbell wants to MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Hextall occurred near up a loose puck in bis nis Hextall of Minnesota North end of the second period of end and headed for the Stars and Wayne Cashman of i game at the Boston Garden goal. Boston Bruins have been which the Bruins won losing the puck, Hcxlall moned to a meeting with reminded Campbell against Cashman dent Ciarence Campbell of timing of the meeting a spearing motion of his National Hockey League Hextall from playing that narrowly missed the face possible diciplinary at home against player's head. for a stick-swinging gesture apparently A North Stars spokesman PLAY the Bruins to gang up Hextall and Minnesota Hextall behind the Boston manager Wren Blair left worry about Cashman leaped into the Montreal Monday night for was quoted as of players and brought meeting this morning won't be playing slid; ricwn toward? Hextall's one But Hextall moved and Cashman and Bruins Morrison, NHL blow opeared to strike him manager Milt Schmidt has reviewed the shoulder. were summoned. 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